Today I’m thinking out loud about:
1. Money: the famous Picasso painting that got sold for $179.4 million dollars…
Well forgot about it being sold. Think about it being bought. Someone had $175 million to spare? I don’t know what I would do if I ever had that kind of money but I probably wouldn’t spend it all in one place. I mean, what do you do with expensive art? Do you put it in a museum for others to look at? Or do you put it your house for you and your family to admire? And if so, do you ever forget that it’s worth so much and gloss over it like its just any regular piece of art.
Do you buy it hoping it will appreciate in value and you can sell it for a profit in a few years? How much more could it be worth in the future? Couldn’t you invest that kind of money in another project that would give better yield?
Lots of questions. I have no answers.
2. Train accidents: you’ve heard about the Amtrak derailment on Tuesday night.
8 people so far have died, 200+ injured, some critically. The train was going more than double the speed limit… And yesterday, the engineer said he doesn’t remember what happened. Unless he has amnesia, how is that possible? But whether we choose to focus on him (which the authorities will), I am very saddened by the losses.
The statistics now says people are 5 times more likely to be victims of train crashes than plan crashes. Scary stats.
3. Exercise: Morning workouts are truly the best. I get up early, get some cardio in, I feel energized. But honestly, by the mid morning, I am seriously needing a nap.
4. Food: I’ve been having a craving for some chocolate all week and… I haven’t indulged. Seriously proud of myself and considering celebrating … With chocolate.
5 photos from this week:
What’s on your mind today?